Pixelmator, Beyonce, 'Guardians of the Galaxy' & 'Fargo' lead Apple's iTunes Best of 2014 awardsApple on Monday debuted its curated list of the best content available from its various digital platforms, including apps, music, movies, books, podcasts and more.
Leading the way for the iPad was photo editing tool Pixelmator, a longtime Mac application that debuted on Apple's tablet in October. Top honors on the iPhone went to Elevate - Brain Training.
On the music front, Beyonce was the top artist, while "1989" by Taylor Swift was named the top album. "Guardians of the Galaxy" was recognized as the best blockbuster movie, while "Fargo" won "TV Show of the Year."
The full list of Apple's Best of 2014 is included below:
iPad App of the Year: Pixelmator
iPad Game of the Year: Monument Valley
iPhone App of the Year: Elevate - Brain Training
iPhone Game of the Year: Threes!
Best Artist: Beyonce
Best Album: "1989" - Taylor Swift
Best Song: "Fancy" (feat. Charli XCX) - Iggy Azalea
Best New Artist: Sam Smith, "In the Lonely Hour" (Deluxe Version)
Best Blockbuster: "Guardians of the Galaxy"
Best Family Movie: "The LEGO Movie"
Best Director: Richard Linklater, "Boyhood"
Best Discovery: "Obvious Child"
TV Show of the Year: "Fargo"
Best Performances: "True Detective"
Best Discovery: "The Honorable Woman"
Best Breakthrough: "Key & Peele"
Best Classic Podcast: Dan Carlin's Hardcore History
Best New Podcast: Serial
Favorite Fiction: "All the Light We Cannot See" - Anthony Doerr
Favorite Nonfiction: "The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace" - Jeff Hobbs
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